Visiting hours

Monday to Friday 2-4pm and 6-8pm
Saturday and Sunday 2-8pm


Patient quote

"I can hardly find the words to express how impressed with the quality of care my mother has received during her stay on Ward 15.  It does seem that our elderly generation are sometime forgotten but Ward 15 has restored my belief that there are still some genuine, caring, respectful human beings left in our society.  Sister Spark and Sister Hill should be commended for the standard of care they deliver and all members of their team recognised."  Mrs HW

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Older People's Medicine

Ward 9 Freeman Hospital

(0191) 2137009 - Sister Gill Cockburn

Ward 9 is an adult inpatient ward which provides care and treatment for older people who have been admitted to hospital with a wide range of medical problems.

Nursing and medical care is provided as well as having input from physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and additional support from specialist nurses, dieticians and speech and language therapists. 

The service is integrated with the acute general medical service with emergency admissions having a common route of entry through the Assessment Suite. 

Staff you are likely to meet

As well as doctors and nursing staff, you may also meet physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, specialist nurses, dieticians and speech and language therapists.

Things you need to know

Visiting times are:

• 2:00 to 4:00pm
• 6.00 to 8.00pm

Patients who are able, eat in a dining room, attached to the ward, with music, so they can enjoy conversation in a relaxed environment.

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